Knockanure Notes – 28th February, 2010

DRURY: A Special Evening in honour of local poet Paddy Drury will be held in the Community Centre Knockanure on Sunday evening 7th March at 7.30pm, Admission free, Everyone welcome.

PARENTS: meeting was held at Scoil Chorp Chriost Knockanure National School on Feb. 2nd 2010 with a view to forming a Parents Association.

The committee of the recently formed association are Mark McAuliffe, Chairperson; Helen O Sullivan Treasurer; Elizabeth Brosnan Secretary; Kathleen Reidy, Declan O Connor and Jeremy Gould are also involved. The parents association is the structure through which parents/guardians of school children can work together for the best possible education of their children. The Parents Association works with the Principal, Staff and Board of Management to build effective partnership between the home and school.

ACTIVE Retirement Day in Knockanure will take place at K.C.C. on Monday March 8th . If attending, please contact the centre on 068 49799.

A Physiotherapy Clinic has opened at K. C. C. This is a branch of the Famous First Steps Rehabilitation Centre in Patrickswell. Anybody interested in making an appointment for physio, please contact the centre on 068 49799 between 9am – 1pm, Monday to Friday or mobile 087 7777600.

Anyone interested in computer classes, please contact the centre on 068 49799.

Knockanure Community Centre: The Committee wish to thank everyone who took part in our walk on Sunday last, also all the people who filled sponsorship cards and everyone who sponsored the walkers on the day. We also wish to thank the people from the Irish Guide Dogs for the disabled who walked with us on Sunday. A donation has been made to that organization. Thank you all.

THANKS: The Staff and Students of Tarbert Comprehensive School would like to thank people of Moyvane and Knockanure who gave so generously to the Concern Church Gate Collections and those who helped with the collections. Amount raised was E722.02.

DRAMA: Tullylease Drama Group is delighted to announce an exciting new production of John B. Keane’s iconic play, BIG MAGGIE at the Marian Hall, Moyvane, Saturday March 6th at 8pm. All proceeds from the night will be donated to the Goradaishe Orphanage, Belarus which continues to share a special relationship with the community of Moyvane.

ST JOHN’S for March; Friday 5th , Country music with Al Grant and Glen Flynn; Sunday 7th a play called My First Time, produced by Michael Scott; Tuesday 9th Film Club -Sleep Furiously; Friday 12th the best of traditional with Gerry Banjo O Connor and Tim Eadie on Guitar; Photographic Exhibition for month of March is by John Cash of Tipperary.

FURY Brothers and Davey Arthur will perform at Siamsa on Sat. March 6th , details from 066 7123 055.

SIAMSA: The film for retired, called Misfits will be shown at Siamsa Tire on Wednesday, March 3rd at 2pm; Fuaim Chonamara on March 5th.

TINTEAN: Friday March 5th Ceol Chiarrai present Spirit of Ireland; March 7th Derek Acorah, a spiritual medium, details from 068 28003.

BEST Wishes to Moyvane Scor Ballad Group who are competing in the Munster Semi Finals in Millstreet on March 7th at 3pm.

GREAT to see local man Tim O Flaherty preparing for half a dozen marathons which he hopes to compete in this year.

GEORGE Langan, another man with local connections has released a DVD to help the people who are suffering following the earthquake.

AFRICA: This months Africa magazine carries a nice article on the life and work of the late Fr Gerry Roche. 37 pastoral workers died violently around the world in 2009.

QUIZ: North and East Kerry Development are holding a Quiz in aid of St Vincent de Paul on Friday March 5th at 9pm in the New Kingdom Bar, all are welcome.

KERRY Group reports profits of E335 million for last year, farmers who were cut in their milk prices know that their slavery made a sizable contribution.

ICA National Conference will be held at the Brandon Hotel on March 6th, entertainment evening on March 5th.

CONFERENCE by Fine Gael delegates will be held at the Malton Hotel on March 19th and 20th.

ACTING Course will be held at the Carlton Hotel Tralee on March 13th an 14th , details from [email protected]

CLUB: The Shannonside No-Name Club is a youth organisation which was est. in Kilkenny in 1978, would like your support in their better Ireland competition, texting, Listowel A, to 51303 may help them win E5,000, or visit online at until the 15th March 2010 for more information.

ARTISTS: Kerry County Council Artists Bursaries Scheme for 2010, latest date for application is 19th March`10, details from 066 7183 782. Kerry County Enterprise Board have a site As Gaeilge, it is not inspiring with five Irish PDF files updated 15-9- 2009, searched the site for Knockanure and Moyvane reply, no data.

RUGBY: Irelands win on Saturday last and Jonathan Sexton playing has renewed interest in rugby. Listowel Rugby Club has a senior side and players from under 7 up to under 16. Home matches are played in the Kerry Group pitch. They are redeveloping the old pitch in the Cows Lawn , details from [email protected]

MAYOR and County Manager of Kerry going to America for St Patrick’s Week gives the impression that nothing has changed at the top. Between 1946 and 1961 about 500,000 emigrated from the Island of Ireland.

WL Radio interviewed Peggy O Donoghue Mulcahy of Templeglantine on Saturday night last about times past, she was born at Toureen Duagh in 1917, her grandmother was Margaret Kennelly who was a first cousin to the Kennellys in Gortaclahane, Rathea, Pallas and Gortdromagowna.

EVENTS: Ballydonoghue Bereavement Support Group were due to meet at Lisselton School on Tuesday night March 2nd, details from 068 23429; Moyvane I.C. A., Next meeting of Guild is on Tuesday 2nd March at 8.00pm; Succession Planning Workshop will be held in the Arms Hotel on Thursday March 4th `10 from 10.3am to 2pm, details from 086 8292 590; Rambling House in Finuge will take place on Friday night March 10th at 9pm. Musicians & singers are all welcome. Light refreshments served; Listowel Camera Club meet at Seanchai on Mondays at 8pm; Sharon’s Grave will be produced at the Fr Casey Hall by the Abbeyfeale Drama Group on March 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th; Kerry Drama Festival at Castleisland from March 5th to 12th, details from 066 714 2018; Listowel Active Retirement Club, have arranged a spring break in the 4 star Glenview Hotel, Co Wicklow from March 14th to 19th, For more information contact on 068-21894, 087 9274966 or 068-21013; ‘Dyslexia Awareness’ event on Thursday March 4th at 4pm in the Listowel Library. There will be a puppet show for children and staff will be at hand to show parents and children the various books and software available at the library on the subject of dyslexia, everyone welcome; Enrolment day for second level schools in Abbeyfeale is Saturday March 6th; Tea Dance in Arms Hotel on Sunday March 7th from 3pm to 6pm. Music by Stevie Donegan; Cheltenham Night at the Saddle Bar Listowel on Monday 8th March at 8.30pm. Spot prizes, etc. & expert information on the night. Proceeds in aid of The Kerry Parents & Friends Listowel branch; Personal Development course at Duagh over five weeks starting March 10th, details from 087 9114 869; Desmond Fitzgerald will give a talk on the Knights of Glin at Tralee Library on Tuesday March 9th at 7.30pm; West Limerick Set Dancing Club 18th Annual Workshop runs at the Devon Hotel from March 5th to 7th, details from 069 76327; Rag Meeting will be held at Kilflynn on Sunday March 7th, starting at 11am; It is proposed to hold a one day festival in the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West on Sunday March 7th to showcase and celebrate women from all walks of life , details from Brenda on 069 66290 or email [email protected]. ;

Talks on Fridays will be held at Castleisland Church at 7.30pm, more from 066 714 1241; 4 week Seminar on Dyslexia during the month of March (3rd, 10th, 15th, 23rd). This seminar is directed at Parents of children with Dyslexia at Primary, Post-Primary and Third Level. Siobh=E1n MacGarry will be at the Education Centre, Dromtacker , Tralee, details from 066 7195000; Emmets Annual Social is on Saturday March 13th; Badminton County Championships will be held at Listowel Community Centre on March 5th starting at 8pm;

City of London St Patrick’s Day Parade is on Sunday March 14th; Gilbert O Sullivan a man with many relations in the district will be at the INEC on March 20th; Exhibition on William Melville who was a Kerryman s due to end shortly at the County Museum.

SPRING; Despite the frost shrubs are showing life, one Rock Thrush attempted to sing on a treetop for a little while on Saturday last, Lucy Trant is to start gardening classes on March 13th, details from 068 23013.

THOUGHT: Who ever we live with we must expect to have something to suffer, because this world is not out paradise, Nano Nagle c1770.

GAELIC American newspaper January 1927 items of local interest include; 80.000 mackerel caught overnight at Dingle, they were sold from 6s to 8s per 120; Mr B. Maher Chairman of Listowel Credit Society and J Hunt of Knockanure were made Peace commissioners; West Limerick Branch of Irish Dairy Shorthorn Breeders Society have offered a challenge cup to the owner of a cow that produced 1,000 gallons; Mr O Sullivan from Ballyhahill sold his 15.5 lb cabbage at Glin for 6d; Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals made a presentation to Guard Henderson and Flynn; Kerry County Council by 7 votes to 3 refused a pension to Mr Huggard who had given 40 years service to Tralee RDC; Emigration 1925 was 30,181; Died Tom Culhane of Ballyguiltenane, he was a brother of Pat Culhane a District Councillor.

SAINTS: Noted women saints, The Blessed Virgin; St Helena influenced Constantine to ban crucifixion and tolerate Christians in his empire; St Cathilda converted her husband Clovis who in turn made France Christian; St Bertha brought about the conversion of the English; The Benedictine Sisters helped establish the Church in Germany; St Juliana of Cornillon promoted the feast of Corpus Christi.

NAPOLEONS cabin boy William John Stone was 100 years on March 2nd 1910, he was residing at St Joseph’s Convent of the Little Sisters of the Poor at Randwick near Sydney, he resides there since in 1890.

TRIAL of John Scanlon for the murder of Ellen Hanley took place in March 1820.

ADORATION Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. Listowel, Adoration is continuing in the Adoration Chapel every Tuesday & Wednesday.

PARENTS of children and adults involved in Church Ministries are asked to attend a meeting at Moyvane School on Thursday 4th of March at 8pm. Hospice AGM was due to be held at the Mermaids on Monday night last March 1st ;

ADDICTION: On Friday, March 5th, Sr. Consilio of Cuan Mhuire will be speaking on addiction at Castleisland Church She founded Cuan Mhuire in 1966, more at

MEDJUGORJE Pilgrimage from May 7th – 14th, Contact Breda King 066 7122267.

RETREAT: Ardfert Retreat Centre Lenten Journey talks will take place on 3 Thursdays, March 4th, 18th and 25th from 8pm – 10pm, more information from 066 7134276.

ANNIVERSARIES; Joseph Joe O Connor, Matt O Connell, Barney Enright, Ted Keane, Moira Broderick, Teresa Foley, Sr. Francis Galvin, Nora Fleming, Michael Flynn, Dan McAuliffe, Tom Lyons, Sidney Snow, Willie Brosnan, Mave Marvin, Garry McMahon, Mossie Pierse, John Stack, Jack Leahy, Maurice O Connor, Mossie O Connor, Mary Casey, Mick Flavin, Catherine O Connor, Johnny Dunford, Paddy Lysaght, Dan Enright; Mass on Tues 2nd at 7.30pm for Eamon & Pat Sweeney; Mass on

Wed 3rd at 9.15am For the People of the Parish; Mass on

Thurs 4th Knockanure at 7.30pm for Margaret O’Connor; Mass on Fri. 5th at 7.30pm for Ellen, Patrick& Pascal Walsh; Mass on

Sat. 6th at 7.30pm for Dan, John & Bridget & Bridie Enright; Mass in Knockanure on Sun. 7th at 10.00am for Betty Goulding and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Joseph Foley.

DEATH took place on February 25th 2010 of Bernadette O Sullivan, nee Hanrahan of Aughrim, Moyvane. Bernadette is survived by her husband Dan, sons Patrick and Dan, daughter Betty. Following Requiem Mass in Church of the Assumption, Moyvane on Saturday February 27th 2010, Bernadette O Sullivan was laid to rest at Ahavoher Graveyard.

FIRST Friday of the Month, Usual Communion Rounds in Knockanure in the Morning and Moyvane in the Afternoon.

STATIONS of the Cross after Mass on Thursday evenings in Knockanure after Mass. Moyvane Stations on Fridays during Lent. Moyvane School will lead the Stations on Friday 5th March.

READERS: Vigil Deirdre Scanlon & John Corbett

11am Jerry Duggan & Aisling Flaherty; Knockanure 10am Mary O’Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald;

COLLECTORS for March Vigil Moyvane, Michael Galvin & Breda Brosnan;11am Cal Flynn & Pat Scanlon and Knockanure 10am Mary O’Carroll.

Trocaire Boxes are available at the back of the Church; Europeans spend about 8.6 billon on ice cream per year. A THANKS: Special Word of Thanks to the Liturgy Group for hosting the North Kerry Pastoral Area Meeting on Tuesday 23rd February. The catering was excellent first class.